The City of Barberton will see a new garbage company roaming the streets in March, and with the switch from Waste Management to Republic Waste Services come changes.
Council members will vote Monday night to amend the original refuse collection and disposal program ordinance to fit with Republic’s services.
Changes that Barberton residents could see include curbside pick-up three days a week rather than one, new garbage and recycling carts, and a lowered monthly charge.
“It’s going to be a big change for the city and the people,” council member John Wagner said. “But we think it’ll be a good program. It’s just something people will have to get acclimated to.”
Also up for vote is a $50,000 grant to the Barberton Community Foundation for the 2013 sidewalk replacement and fill-in program and a contract with GPD Group for $75,000 for engineering services in “road programs, infrastructure and miscellaneous crack sealing and street striping.”
A fire prevention and education fund will also be voted on, which would be separate from the annual Fire Department budget.
“It would be outside the normal account where it would be a rolling account for donations and what not,” Fire Chief Kim Baldwin said.